Amazon is on a drive to cut costs, which makes sense when you consider the massive online retailer spends over $11 billion a year just delivering packages to people.
The latest idea is to introduce a network of lockers around Europe which would make the delivery process much simpler. Your goods would be shipped to an Amazon Locker in your local area where it would be available for collection at any time with a unique code. It's a similar system to that used by Parcel Motel and one with advantages for both the retailer and the customer.
For example, you won't have to worry about missing the postman at your home address and with these central locations delivery times should be massively improved. For Amazon, it's easier, cheaper and more secure than handing off to a third party. The system is already in place in the USA and UK and recent job postings suggest that Amazon is hiring staff to expand it into Europe. It's likely that Germany will be the first country to get them, as its the second biggest market for the company.
We're willing to bet that Amazon won't the UK post forwarding aspect of Parcel Motel but this measure could result in even cheaper delivery prices across the site.